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Apple Macbook 13.3" Intel Duo Core 1,83GHz [Apple refurb] laptop - £506.00 or less delivered !

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Apple MacBook white/ 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo/ 512MB/ 60GB/ Combo/ BT/ AE - Apple Certified is £506 inc Free delivery from Apple Store/UK Use one of the attached codes to get this price. Go via Quidc… Read More
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Apple MacBook white/ 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo/ 512MB/ 60GB/ Combo/ BT/ AE - Apple Certified is £506 inc Free delivery from Apple Store/UK

Use one of the attached codes to get this price. Go via Quidco for a further 4% cashback to lower the price to less than £500 delivered. Please note that this is a Apple certified / refurbished laptop.

Features : 13.3" widescreen display 1280 x 800 resolution | 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo 1 | 512MB memory (2 x 256MB SODIMMs) | 60GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive | Combo drive (DVD-ROM, CD-RW)
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#1
Nice price for a nice machine. Waiting to see if the core2 duo imac I ordered arrives from Amazon (long story) otherwise this would've been the baby for me.
#2
Tempted, but the thing that put me off the one I ordered last time was the finish which meant the laptop outsides got scratched rather easily (like the iPod) :(.
#3
What I dislike about Apple is that a friend of mine ordered this model, only to find out the next day browsing the Apple Store, that they had upgraded the MacBook models to Core 2 Duo without telling anyone.
[admin]#4
If the price drops you can call them up and they will refund you the difference. If a new model comes out you can return the one you just bought and get the new model. Same goes for pretty much any major retailer.
#5
Quidco from the Apple Store is 3%, you had me thinking that Apple had got a little bit more generous in 2007!
#6
Bought one of these last week.. I'm writing this on it :)

great bit of kit!
#7
.......decisions decisions I'm torn between the OP & 17" imac (576) with discount voucher.

17-inch widescreen LCD 1440x900 resolution
1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2MB shared L2 cache
512MB memory (2x256MB SO-DIMMs)
160GB Serial ATA hard drive
24x Combo drive (DVD-ROM, CD-RW)
Intel GMA 950 graphics with 64MB of shared memory
Built-in AirPort Extreme
#8
If you really want the iMac, I would save a little longer for one with dedicated graphics and DVD burning, isight, front row remote, bluetooth etc, this education spec model has really had all the good stuff ripped out of it, I don't regard these systems as good value for money TBH.

If you can scrape up another £100 (before discounts and Quidco), you'll get a faster machine, with much more stuff;

17-inch widescreen LCD 1440x900 resolution
2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
4MB shared L2 cache
1GB memory (2x512MB SO-DIMM)
160GB Serial ATA hard drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
ATI Radeon X1600 graphics with 128MB GDDR3 memory
Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0
Apple Remote
#9
It is a shame that the apple site doesn't give you any information on the weight and battery life of the laptop
[admin]#10
http://www.everymac.com

Everything and more you ever need to know about any mac ever made.

p.s. the normal Apple Hardware section will give you the battery life and weight info too.
#11
#12
Thanks Admin
#13
Thanks Nookster
#14
Specs from John Lewis site ... :)


http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/hotukdeals/applemacbook133inch.jpg
#15
Does anyone know what Apple refurbs are like ? My overall experience with refurbs has not been that good.
#16
I bought an Apple Refurb last year.
Bought a G5 tower 1.8ghz with 160gb hard drive.
When it turned up it had a 250gb drive in it!
Had no problems what so ever (touch wood)!

But I can't see why anyone would want to have a 13" screen on a laptop!
Very portable I guess.
#17
woodyuk
But I can't see why anyone would want to have a 13" screen on a laptop!
It's all horses for courses really, I'm looking around for a decent 12.1" just for surfing, small and sleek is my main priority (mind you 13.3" macbook is tempting).... Why?......

woodyuk
Very portable I guess.
:thumbsup: got it in one!
[admin]#18
Yup I'm on the old 12" model and won't upgrade to the new Macbook as it's too big for me!

Please please please release a 12" super slim Apple!
#19
I had a MacBook for about a month, it was great for portability, but the small screen began to strain my eyes, so i got rid of it and bought a 15.4" laptop.

Another problem i had with the MacBooks is the screen have some kind of clouding in them (dont know the correct term). It goes dark around the edges and vertically down the middle of the screen (like dark clouds) and they were always there.
#20
I have a G4 with a 20" monitor in the studio and a 13" MacBook (from the apple recon store as it happens). To be honest the screen quality of the laptop is so good there feels very little difference to the 15" Ibook I bought it to replace. Perhaps you just had a bad machine gd_miester?

Have to say, Ive been a Mac user for 18 + years and the difference between the new Unix based OSX and the old OS has to be experienced to be believed! Even the design of the little MacBooks amazing. I would choose a reconditioned MacBook for 500 quid over a 1500 quid PC laptop (and I have had both) any day of the week!
#21
Apple have been a bit cheeky, no I will take that back and say sly with the new macs in respect of the memory as both memory slots have to have the same size of memory in each one, for example this offer has two 256mb ram chips in them. So if you needed a gig of memory both of these have to come out and two 512md ran chips have to be inserted thus leaving you with unwanted memory. It can run with different memory in each slot but runs like a lot older laptop (slow and unreliable etc).

Hope this helps chaps.
#22
jimbobyorks
Apple have been a bit cheeky, no I will take that back and say sly with the new macs in respect of the memory as both memory slots have to have the same size of memory in each one, for example this offer has two 256mb ram chips in them. So if you needed a gig of memory both of these have to come out and two 512md ran chips have to be inserted thus leaving you with unwanted memory. It can run with different memory in each slot but runs like a lot older laptop (slow and unreliable etc).

Hope this helps chaps.
This won't help anyone very much. The macbook will run faster with matched pairs but the difference in speed depends heavily on the application. This comes from the site barefeats which runs performance tests on Apple computers (http://www.barefeats.com/mbcd3.html):

DO MATCHED PAIRS OF MEMORY HELP?
We've done some matched versus unmatched memory tests on the Intel Mac mini (which has virtually indentical architecture to the MacBook 13"). In the case of the Intel Mac mini, Quake 3 saw a 51% gain from matched memory pairs while Doom 3 saw an 18% gain. As for Productivity Apps, matched pairs gave iMovie HD a 3% boost and Photoshop CS a 4% boost.


Running unmatched pairs will not make it unreliable.

After clearing that up I just want to say what a huge bargain this is. My niece got one of these for Xmas but it cost £600 then, it was like brand new + comes with a 1 year warranty like a brand new one. The only negatives I could give it is that the newer version uses the core 2 duo processor from Intel which runs cooler, it doesn't come with a DVD writer and as the bare feats test shows it isn't very fast for gaming. Apart from that it still has the remote control, built in iSight and is much more portable than a larger MacBook Pro.
#23
I need to get a new MAC and monitors (didn't really want to spned much more than £1200/1300) but I need to have 2 monitors am I right in thinking because of lack of PCI slots on most of Macs in the last few years I'm going to be restricted to a MAC Pro tower or a G5 Tower?

Or maybe a laptop - but I like having my monitors at the same height - is it possible to run 2 monitors and a keyboard of a laptop and not use the actual laptops screen/keyboard at all.
#24
TC!
This won't help anyone very much. The macbook will run faster with matched pairs but the difference in speed depends heavily on the application. This comes from the site barefeats which runs performance tests on Apple computers (http://www.barefeats.com/mbcd3.html):



Running unmatched pairs will not make it unreliable.

After clearing that up I just want to say what a huge bargain this is. My niece got one of these for Xmas but it cost £600 then, it was like brand new + comes with a 1 year warranty like a brand new one. The only negatives I could give it is that the newer version uses the core 2 duo processor from Intel which runs cooler, it doesn't come with a DVD writer and as the bare feats test shows it isn't very fast for gaming. Apart from that it still has the remote control, built in iSight and is much more portable than a larger MacBook Pro.



Sorry I must not know what I am on about, after all only worked at an external Apple service centre for ten years and on our findings they run nowhere near as good to the point we have started telling our customers when they are looking to upgrade, okay spec if thats what your after but really need dvd drive aswell to get any pulses racing at work.
#25
Installing matched pairs of RAM can help Macs with integrated graphics to an extent as the interleaved memory can be used more efficiently by the (nasty) onboard shared memory GPU, but the difference across the board is hardly day and night. I personally always do/will match my pairs, but I wouldn't suggest for a second that anyone is going to suffer a massive performance drop if they don't.

And since when did using unmatched pairs make a mac unreliable?
#26
dodger65
I need to get a new MAC and monitors (didn't really want to spned much more than £1200/1300) but I need to have 2 monitors am I right in thinking because of lack of PCI slots on most of Macs in the last few years I'm going to be restricted to a MAC Pro tower or a G5 Tower?

I run an extended desktop with my iMac and another TFT. You can't do that with a Mini but the iMac or possibly the MacBooks will suffice - though they will be closer than the external monitor?
#27
Welcome to HotUKDeals new members here and Thanks for all the info/feedback :) Very useful and Thanks edi for the original post ;-)
#28
Can someone explain how you get the £506 is it inc or ex vat?
#29
d0cketts
Can someone explain how you get the £506 is it inc or ex vat?


Indeed. I am also interested. £599 before discount is the only price I see
#30
I'm still after the Macbook pro 17" anyone got any new tips on where to get it the cheapest - bast vouchers out there?
#31
Apart from the refurb 17" Apple is selling just now, there's always the Education discounts on new stuff (bigger ones if you have access to a University network). Plus there's always a voucher floating about in the voucher section here.

d0cketts
Can someone explain how you get the £506 is it inc or ex vat?


Probably all gone now, that refurb page gets changed and updated all the time.
#32
where abouts is that refurb by the way?

and the education discount point, what info do you need to purchase then?
#33
Go to the Apple Store main page, on right hand side (you may have to scroll) you'll find both edu and refurb stores.

You need to insert a city and university to access the edu store, I've ordered an MBP and a nano in the past and they never did any further checks with me, but of course YMMV.

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